B.A. with Distinction. Anthropology and German. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978
M.A. - Library & Information Science. University of Iowa-Iowa City. School of Library and Information Science, 1984
Certification The Modern Archives Institute Certification. National Archives & Library of Congress. 1987
Ruth Vondracek joined the Oregon Explorer team in 2007. Her early experiences as an archaeologist spurred a keen interest in natural and cultural resource issues. In addition to working with Oregon Explorer, she is an Associate Professor in the OSU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center where she is responsible for the natural resource collection.